Our wide, 38 ft Ketch Sailboat, teak wood and red velvet cushions, is docked at the hip Pilot House Restaurant and Marina: great food, music, & amenities. Queen-full bed in the Stern's Captain's quarters with ensuite sink & loveseat. large lounge.
OUr wood trimmed and paneled sailboat has two staterooms, large salon, built-in galley and head. She is docked in Largo Lake at the Pilot House Marina.
We have 8 other listings on Airbnb - houseboats and other cottages if you are looking for something different:)
The amenities, daily cleaned bathroom/shower rooms and live-aboard's private lounge and large screen TV, Pilot House Restaurant and live nightly music part of your stay.
Sit out on board deck, listen to music while sipping something to drink/eat. Retire inside where it is quiet and sleep like a baby to the gentle rock of the boat.
By the way, she is romantic...her name is Mej o Mej; it means 'You and Me' in Swedish.
We are WALKING DISTANCE TO:
KMart, Publix grocery, ice cream shop, weekend flea market, Library & restaurants are 4 blocks;
diving shops, dolphin swim, parasailing, best breakfast, Thai food, Cuban coffee & smoked ribs restaurants, laundry, banks & post office are all under 1 mile;
John Pennecamp State Park (2.5 mile).
The distance is either an easy walk/bike/kayak/ or swim from our property to John Pennecamp State Park, John Dagney Botanical Park, snorkel/dive shops, grocery, nightlife, the famous Caribbean Club, Coconuts night club, our beach, the mangroves, sea life, the southern Everglades.
You are a short 20-30 minute drive to historic Homestead, Redlands Trail, alligator farm, Fruit & Spice park, Orchid botanical garden, & South Miami.
We are a 2 hour drive to Key West. There is a Harley bike rental a mile from the house. It is a lot of fun to motorcycle to Key West for the day.
Although Miami airport is closer, Ft. Lauderdale Airport is easier.
You can take public transportation, the Keys Shuttle, from the airports to within 4 short blocks of our property.
HOW TO BOOK:
Please look at the house rules section for clarification of all rental fees etc.
The rental rate is different depending on the time and does not include Florida tax/cleaning.
Find us "vacahaven vacation rentals in paradise" bloglog for more details.
When you click on the button to reserve one of our places, Airbnb will collect the rental fee, their fee and will hold $300 for security/damage deposit. Our phone numbers and emails are at that time exchanged as well.
We then can go over in detail our place, our pricing and if it is the best fit for both of us! Renter agreement addendum, information, payment of Tax and cleaning is handled after booking and outside of Airbnb system.
Upon checkout, with our place intact, the deposit is refunded either immediately or within 10 days.
When you are our guest, we will help with information on places to enjoy, we are close by.
All you need is your toothbrush and bathing suits.
*****We do NOT use Airbnb's calendar!! We receive bookings from other sources. If this place is not available we may have another place that will work for you. Pricing dependent on # of night stay, discounts for weeklong stays, and 10% increase during holiday time periods. Tax and cleaning are paid separate from Airbnb. Please inquire for availability and pricing..*****
The sailboat, of course. (the sailboat's toilet (head) is only for those middle of the night bladder needs.) A a guest on our sailboat you are considered a 'live aboard' of the Pilot House Marina and so have access to the Pilot House amenities.
The amenities of the Pilot House Marina include: full bathrooms- cleaned 2x daily, BBQ, both on the sailboat and over at the live aboards' patio, BBQ & lounge. The lounge includes desks, sofas, TV, etc. washer & dryer facilities.
Guests also have access to our bayside yard and kayak dock. This is the best place for kayaking into the bay, mangroves and Southern Everglades. Here you will also get to see dolphin & manatee.
Interaction with Guests
We know that our guests' privacy is a given and it is up to our guests how much interaction they would like. It is our guests' vacation. We live 1 mile away and are here for assistance when needed.
You will most likely come to the bayside for the kayak & bike amenities.
Guests are always welcomed to visit us! Whether that includes going to dinner, kayaking or walking the dogs together or joining us on our pontoon boat out for a ride.
It is also a special treat to get to know our guests; many whom have become friends and returned to one of our Vacahaven vacation homes multiple times.
Some of our Vacahaven properties share common spaces: the manatee canal dock, the bike room & the kayak dock and yard.
After 23 years of hosting, we will take your lead on what is good for you!
You will know the expected final price before having to book the base rental fee through Airbnb.
Please check with us for availability as we do not use any of the site's calendars on which we are listed, including Airbnb.
More photos and info/reviews at our blog of Vacahaven.
After the reservation is confirmed, our phone and emails are exchanged.
This reservation price does not include the deposit, Florida taxes, seasonal or # of person percentage, or cleaning fee.
In Key Largo, the FL tax is 12.5%.
The refundable security/damage deposit is $300, and is handled via Airbnb.
There is a modest cleaning fee based on number of people and length of stay.
The security/damage deposit is to assure you, our place will be ready and waiting for you and at the same token, assure us, you are arriving.
We endeavor to be clear in our communications with you about our place and the arrangements. Always feel free to visit our vacahaven blog to get more of a feel of our havens. Please ask questions if something is confusing.
We expect that who is listed on this agreement is who is coming. If you have a larger group wanting to vacation together, we may have a different option for you.
If there is something missing that was expected, excess noise from neighbors, something breaks, please contact us right away so we can remedy the situation.
Our home and neighborhood is not appropriate for wild parties or large groups.
Although on vacation, do your best to maintain the home.
We very much appreciate our vacationers taking good care while staying at our home: being energy conscious and being gentle on our environment.
For our Key Largo Florida places, being energy conscious and being gentle on our environment and manatees, is especially important. For example, only a few sheets of single ply toilet paper in the toilets, and other common sense care.
Please no smoking, really.
We want you to have a good vacation and enjoy the place. If you have any questions, please give us a call.
Unique and unusual. Great to be living 'on the water' and the kayaks and bikes were a huge bonus. A lively restaurant right next door and other restaurants within walking distance. Just what we were looking for. The hosts were welcoming and were there to greet us.
Chanoch was an excellent host. He was responsive, attentive, knowledgeable, and greeted us as soon as we arrived. With this being our first time visiting Key Largo, we found the comprehensive list of local activities Chanoch provided as very helpful. Chanoch also kindly allowed us to use his kayaks, which was also an added bonus.
The boat we stayed on was clean, cozy, and provided a unique experience. We enjoyed listening to the live music played bye the restaurant next door. Channoch's hospitality enabled us to return back to Philadelphia with wonderful memories of Key Largo.
The marina was very nice. We had a wonderful time. We would recommend the boat and all ready have.
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I have lived on a sailboat, and own one, so it was great to be able to stay in Key Largo aboard. The marina setting is nice, friendly restaurant, well-situated. I had some initial glitches reaching the host to confirm that it was OK if we were a group of 3 instead of 2 (my friend's husband was able to join us at the last minute), but once I went directly through the caretaker, Maggie, no problems connecting with the host, who was easily reached for minor issues throughout our stay. For anyone considering, it is important to understand that this is a sailboat - limited water, bathroom, AC, galley (kitchen), etc. If you are accustomed to staying in unique lodging, you will be quite comfortable.
Chanoch's boat was a first for us, we have never stayed on a boat before! So glad we got to have this experience. For someone not used to boats, it seems small at first, then we discovered so many cubby holes to put our things, everything worked out just fine. The bed was surprisingly comfortable, and we were provided with plenty of towels.
The little bbq on deck was delightful, and very useful, we made several onboard dinners! If you can't be bothered to cook, the wonderful Pilot House restaurant is just a few steps away, with delicious food and great live music!
We also took out Chanoch's kayaks one day, and went around the bay a little, and into the canals, and were delighted to see 3 manatees!
A terrific experience, well recommended!
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HI! When I am not running my business, I am a projects guy- I love fixing up my vacation home rentals in Key Largo Florida.
The renovation team consists of us- fun-loving couple that are passionate about life, music, art, gardens and our wonderful black lab that travels everywhere with Giana.
We have hosted guests from all over the world: in our Brooklyn, NY home since 1992 and now in Key Largo Florida.
We love kayaking & fishing all through the waters of Key Largo and Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn, biking along the bike paths of Key Largo, or Prospect Park, Brooklyn, snorkeling at John Pennecamp State Park.
We love traveling, and with that comes learning languages - we speak a little German and Italian and speak Hebrew fluently.
We are involved in many projects where we can spread compassion and generate good. They tend to mesh and outgrow from our interests and projects.
We are involved in the Arts- both creating and supporting. I play accordian and Giana, the piano. Our movie tastes range from Casablanca to Under the Tuscan Sun- then again, they are both love stories:) We both love to cook, especially with friend and family.
What's it like having us as hosts? First, we do this because we enjoy it- meeting new people, making people happy and sharing the great things our places have to share.
We are flexible to what you need in your stay with us- help with shows, a desk for your room, hanging out with us or wanting your privacy.
Our places have plenty of space, communal and private, porches, gardens, indoor kitchens and outdoor BBQs.
Common occurrences: will meet you at the door, hot coffee, ice water or beer/wine to share; take you on boat or kayak tours of our beautiful bay;
We both enjoy meeting new people and helping with making our places a good retreat. Giana had worked in the health care field and now her 'patients' are renovating our places and decorating! We are always doing something- gardening, new colors, adding a new kitchen tool. So if there is something you need, or would like, just ask-- it may be in our basement waiting to be used:)
We are conscientious about keeping our places clean, bug free; We expect our guests to be respectful of our home.
We think time away from the normal routines of life is important and vacations should be easy to enjoy. Easy to rejuvenate! Let us know if they need something, having a good time and visiting again:)